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When open member in editor(Ctrl-Shift-A) for display or print file, add open or browse with report designer/screen designer

Instead of having to the remote systems and select a member, right click and browse or open with, have this option added to the pop-up when you do a Ctrl-Shift-A. Use Case: It would be used anytime you open a display file or print file.
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Generate Alert for Licensed Product Key Expiration in iSeries

iSeries license program products are checked using command WRKLICINF for all products including IBM and other Vendors products. If any License program product expiration date appears less than 30 days then there should be alert message in QSYSOPR ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Delivered

Remove scrolling when repositioning to next/previous error.

When using the next/previous error buttons in RDi, the program used to go directly to the source line. At some point this was changed to scroll to the source line. However, this scrolling is much too slow and negatively affects the time taken to c...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

The PDM option 14 is not available from the list of PDM option for a selection result list

Add the possibility to call the PDM option 14 (compile) also from the result of a selection list. Use Case: When a physical file is changed (for example the record structure is modified), usually it is necessary to recompile all the programs which...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Shared/Team access to Templates and Snippets

We would like the ability to configure and access shared and/or team Templates and Snippets. Use Case: To define and access shared/team Templates and Snippets that could be stored on our network somewhere or even the System i IFS. Preferably the d...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Require a "preferences" page for new Block Comment feature in RDP

RDP 8.0.3 introduced a new feature for commenting blocks of code. This feature inserts the comment character into the relevant position on every line selected. RPG fixed-format code requires a character to be in a specific position for the code to...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Copied Team Profile Does not copy all properties

If I copy an active team profile all the connections and filters are duplicated properly but the property sets are not. Its these property sets that is where the user actions, compile commands, etc. reside. It is very cumbersome to manually copy t...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Define Fields - Cannot Successfully Edit & Save

We need the ability to edit a define field and include within it a new define field just created. However, it doesn't work because the new define field is not sequentially above the define field being edited within the text editor source. The prog...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 1 Delivered

Update to BRMS - Work with Items to Omit from Backup - Granular Exclusions

Once we upgraded to V7R1, I experienced an issue where I would receive the following errors in the BRMS log (detailed in the PMR): CPF3761 20 Cannot use *USRSPC QGLDLOCK in QUSRDIRDB. I cannot easily exclude this... and my only recourse is to excl...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Delivered

hope to use IMPLICITLY HIDDEN GENERATED TIMESTAMP field track record change, UDB and MySQL have this function

Customer want to use IMPLICITLY HIDDEN GENERATED TIMESTAMP field track record change, UDB and MySQL have this function. In UDB, they can do this by: alter table <tabname> add UPDATETIME TIMESTAMP NOT NULL IMPLICITLY HIDDEN GENERATED ALWAYS F...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered